PatchAlert. a Information Services & Technology patch tool

Use PatchAlert, a package for Suns that you can pick up by contacting IT HELP.

PatchAlert comes with three scripts and a Patch Exclude file. The first script, PatchAlert.on, runs out of root’s crontab and mails the system administrator a list of patch numbers that should be installed. The system administrator can then call a second script, EZpatchInstaller, to install the patches. If comfortable with automatic patch installations, the admin can invoke a third script, PatchManager, to install patches at a regular convenient time.